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The 2000 Monaco Grand Prix, otherwise known as the LVIII Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, was the seventh round of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship staged at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on the 4 June 2000.[1] The race would see David Coulthard claim victory, as a cracked exhaust melted race leader Michael Schumacher's hopes mid-race.[1]

Indeed, Schumacher had started the weekend superbly, claiming a strong pole position ahead of a surprisingly competitive Jarno Trulli of Jordan-Mugen-Honda.[1] Coulthard, meanwhile, would share the second row with Trulli's teammate Heinz-Harald Frentzen, while Mika Häkkinen and Rubens Barrichello shared the third row.[1]

The start of the race proved chaotic, with the first attempt to start having to be aborted after an engine failure for Alexander Wurz.[1] A second formation lap followed before the field tried again, only for a software glitch as the starting lights went out to cause the system to think that the race had been red flagged.[1]

Marshals further around the circuit were told that the race was stopped, while others believed that the track was clear.[1] This ultimately caused Pedro de la Rosa and Jenson Button to collide at the hairpin, the Brit having slowed having seen the red flag being prepared.[1]

Their collision left the circuit blocked, and hence required a real red flag period to allow the circuit to be cleared.[1] Five drivers including Button would jump in their spare cars for the third attempt at the start, with the situation getting embarassing for the FIA and organisers.[1]

This time the start proceedure work flawlessly, with Schumacher easing ahead of Trulli to claim the lead.[1] Likewise, it was grid order between Coulthard, Frentzen and Häkkinen, while Ralf Schumacher made a strong start to squeeze through to sixth from ninth on the grid.[1]

Michael Schumacher instantly began to establish a lead, pulling out a second a lap on Trulli who simply could not match the Ferrari's race pace.[1] His teammate Frentzen was in a similar position, with the German racer having to defend heavily from Häkkinen as the Finn tried to get on terms with his title rival out front.[1]

A series of collisions with the barriers would thin the field further down the order, as the order at the head of the field remained stubbornly unchanged.[1] Indeed, it was only when Häkkinen stopped in his pitbox with a brake issue that the order was significantly altered, a loose data transmitter having got trapped under the Finn's brake pedal.[1]

Trulli was the next casualty, a gearbox issue ending his hopes, before Ralf Schumacher smashed into the wall at Sainte Devote.[1] His brother Michael, meanwhile, held a half minute lead over the now second placed Coulthard, while Barrichello was now stuck behind third placed Frentzen.[1]

The mid-race stops would pass without issue, although Ferrari had noticed something worrying on the back of Schumacher's car.[1] Their mechanics had noted a hair-line fracture in the exhaust system as the German was getting refuelled, and hence sent a message to the German ace to take care of the car.[1]

Unfortunately for Schumacher the crack would get worse as the race wore on, resulting in very hot exhaust fumes being blown across the rear suspension.[1] That heat duly melted the rear suspension and forced Schumacher to retire at the end of lap 57, handing the lead to Coulthard.[1]

With that the race was run, with Coulthard cruising across the line to claim victory, becoming the first British driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix since Jackie Stewart in 1973.[1] Barrichello was next ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella, Frentzen having retired late one, while Eddie Irvine, Mika Salo and Häkkinen claimed the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Victory for Michael Schumacher at the 2000 European Grand Prix had left the German ace with 46 points to his name in 2000, having claimed the win in four of the opening six rounds. Mika Häkkinen had hence lost ground in second, slipping eighteen behind, while David Coulthard retained third on 24. Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher completed the top five, while Pedro de la Rosa had become the thirteenth scorer of the season.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had marginally increased their lead, moving onto 62 points for the campaign. That left them ten ahead of McLaren-Mercedes in second, with a huge 37 point gap between themselves and compatriots Williams-BMW in third. Elsewhere, Benetton-Playlife had moved back ahead of Jordan-Mugen-Honda, while Arrows-Supertec were on the board in eighth.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/15 Mercedes FO110J 3.0 V10 B
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/15 Mercedes FO110J 3.0 V10 B
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 049 3.0 V10 B
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 049 3.0 V10 B
5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan EJ10 Mugen-Honda MF-301HE 3.0 V10 B
6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan EJ10 Mugen-Honda MF-301HE 3.0 V10 B
7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R1 Ford Cosworth CR-2 3.0 V10 B
8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R1 Ford Cosworth CR-2 3.0 V10 B
9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW22 BMW E41 3.0 V10 B
10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW22 BMW E41 3.0 V10 B
11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B200 Playlife FB02 3.0 V10 B
12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B200 Playlife FB02 3.0 V10 B
14 France Jean Alesi France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP03 Peugeot A20 3.0 V10 B
15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP03 Peugeot A20 3.0 V10 B
16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C19 Petronas SPE-04A 3.0 V10 B
17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C19 Petronas SPE-04A 3.0 V10 B
18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows F1 Team Arrows A21 Supertec FB02 3.0 V10 B
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows F1 Team Arrows A21 Supertec FB02 3.0 V10 B
20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Telefonica Minardi Fondmetal Minardi M02 Fondmetal RV10 3.0 V10 B
21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Telefonica Minardi Fondmetal Minardi M02 Fondmetal RV10 3.0 V10 B
22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Lucky Strike Reynard BAR Honda BAR 002 Honda RA000E 3.0 V10 B
23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom Lucky Strike Reynard BAR Honda BAR 002 Honda RA000E 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:19.475 152.652 km/h
2 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.746 +0.271s 152.133 km/h
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.888 +0.413s 151.863 km/h
4 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.961 +0.486s 151.724 km/h
5 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.241 +0.766s 151.195 km/h
6 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:20.416 +0.941s 150.865 km/h
7 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 1:20.494 +1.019s 150.719 km/h
8 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:20.703 +1.228s 150.329 km/h
9 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:20.742 +1.267s 150.256 km/h
10 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:20.743 +1.268s 150.255 km/h
11 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:20.792 +1.317s 150.163 km/h
12 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:20.871 +1.396s 150.017 km/h
13 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:21.561 +2.086s 148.748 km/h
14 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:21.605 +2.130s 148.667 km/h
15 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:21.738 +2.263s 148.425 km/h
16 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:21.832 +2.357s 148.255 km/h
17 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:21.848 +2.373s 148.226 km/h
18 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 1:22.017 +2.542s 147.921 km/h
19 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:22.136 +2.661s 147.706 km/h
20 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:22.324 +2.849s 147.369 km/h
21 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:23.721 +4.246s 144.910 km/h
22 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:23.794 +4.319s 144.784 km/h
107% Time: 1:25.038[3]
Source:[4][3]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Michael Schumacher
Jarno Trulli ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 David Coulthard
Heinz-Harald Frentzen ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Mika Häkkinen
Rubens Barrichello ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Jean Alesi
Giancarlo Fisichella ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Ralf Schumacher
Eddie Irvine ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Johnny Herbert
Alexander Wurz* ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Mika Salo
Jenson Button* ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Jos Verstappen
Pedro de la Rosa ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Jacques Villeneuve
Nick Heidfeld* ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Pedro Diniz
Ricardo Zonta ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Marc Gené*
Gastón Mazzacane ______________
  • * Wurz, Button, Heidfeld and Gené took the second restart from the pitlane.[5]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2000 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 78 1:49:29.213 3 10
2 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 78 +15.889s 6 6
3 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 78 +18.522s 8 4
4 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 78 +1:05.924 10 3
5 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 78 +1:20.775 13 2
6 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 77 +1 Lap 5 1
7 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 77 +1 Lap 17
8 15T Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 77 +1 Lap 18
9 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 76 +2 Laps 11
10* 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 70 Damage 4
Ret 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 60 Spin 15
Ret 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 55 Exhaust 1
Ret 23T Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 48 Spin 20
Ret 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 37 Accident 9
Ret 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 36 Gearbox 2
Ret 16T Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 30 Tyre 19
Ret 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 29 Transmission 7
Ret 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 22 Accident 22
Ret 20T Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 21 Gearbox 21
Ret 12T Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 18 Accident 12
Ret 10T United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 16 Engine 14
DNS* 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * de la Rosa was unable to take the second restart.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher had seen his Championship lead reduced after failing to score in Monte Carlo, although the German ace still held a twelve point advantage. David Coulthard was the man who had done the damage, with the Scot climbing to second after his second win of the season. His teammate Mika Häkkinen had made way, only claiming a point in Monaco, while Rubens Barrichello inched closer to the Finn in fourth.

In the Constructors Championship McLaren-Mercedes had all but wiped out Ferrari's lead, leaving the Monegasque streets just five off the lead. Indeed, 2000 already looked to be another Ferrari vs McLaren saga, with Williams-BMW holding less than a quarter of the points of McLaren in third. Instead, Williams were looking over their shoulders at Benetton-Playlife, while Jordan-Mugen-Honda completed the top five.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 46
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 34 ▲1
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen 29 ▼1
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 22
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 14 ▲1
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher 12 ▼1
7 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5
8 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 5
9 Italy Jarno Trulli 4
10 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 3 ▲6
11 Finland Mika Salo 3 ▲2
12 United Kingdom Jenson Button 3 ▼2
13 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 1 ▼2
14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 68
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 63
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 15
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 14
5 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 9
6 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 6
7 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3 ▲2
8 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 3 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

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Drivers Häkkinen • 2 Coulthard • 3 M. Schumacher • 4 Barrichello • 5 Frentzen • 6 Trulli • 7 Irvine • 7 Burti • 8 Herbert • 9 R. Schumacher • 10 Button • 11 Fisichella • 12 Wurz • 14 Alesi • 15 Heidfeld • 16 Diniz • 17 Salo • 18 De la Rosa • 19 Verstappen • 20 Gené • 21 Mazzacane • 22 Villeneuve • 23 Zonta
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